College Recruiting Symposium: Saturday, May 30th, 2009


Area Coaches Answer Parents and Student's Questions and Help Understand Athletics Today

Family SportsLife Today presents the fourth annual symposium "Expectations and Revelations: an Insight to the Process of Intercollegiate Recruiting".

The symposium will be held Saturday May 30, 2009, in the Assembly Room of Hec Ed Pavilion. Registration begins at 8:45 AM and the program runs from 9:00 to 12:00 PM.  Directions are available here.

Representatives from the following programs will participate in a panel discussion and answer question on the subject of identifying prospects and how the process begins towards recruiting a high school student athlete.  This program is for parents and kids at the Middle School and High School levels of interscholastic sports. The symposium is FREE and refreshments will be provided. Canned food donations for Northwest Harvest will be accepted.

Panelists will include representatives from the University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Northwest College, and St. Martins University.  Basketball, baseball, volleyball, and other sports will be represented.  Former athletes will also share their experience.


What's Next?

graduation hats What are the opportunities for college scholarships? How does the college recruitment process work? What if my son or daughter is not an athletic superstar? What options are available beyond division-I schools?  What about post-graduate opportunities?

Panelists will include:

  • Keith Cooper, St. Martin's Men's Basketball coach
  • NW University, Kirkland, NAIA Men's Coach John VanDyke
  • Dave Wainhouse, Seattle U's Assistant Baseball Coach
  • UW Men's Asst. Coach in basketball, Paul Fortier
  • representative from Seattle U's Men's basketball
  • Al Mustante, co-author of "Keep Playing!  The Six Step Game Plan"
  • Coach Barry Mestel, President of Winning Ways, Orlando, Florida


Special Thanks

  • This program is made possible by the following Community Support Programs:
  • University of Washington, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Seattle Pacific University, Intercollegiate Athletics 
  • Seattle Sports Advisory Council
  • Coaches Who Care, Intl.
  • The Ram Restaurants 
  • All Panelists and Testimonials by former Student Athletes  

Seattle UniversityUniversity of WashingtonSt. MartinsSeattle Pacific University

About Family SportsLife Today
was founded in 2006 by former NBA Coach Tom Newell, high school Coach Guy Perry, and technologist Jay Arnold. is dedicated to assisting volunteer coaches, parents and participants develop better teaching models and motivational methods, bringing families to improve the dynamic of the youth sports experience. FSLT provides Internet radio podcasts, news articles, documents and resources for youth coaches, parents and players at

FamilySportsLifeToday organized the first televised basketball game with hoops raised to 11-feet in June 2007, kicking off a national discussion on the state of professional basketball. See

About Coach Tom Newell
Tom Newell was the first NBA coach to coach a Chinese Basketball Association team, the Jilin Northeast Tigers in 2007-2008.  Coach Newell blogged about the experience at  Previously, Newell was an Assistant Coach for the Seattle Supersonics, Director of Player Personnel for the Indiana Pacers, and Scout for the Golden State Warriors.  He also was an Assistant Coach for the WNBA's Portland Fire. 

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